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Apr 28, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY: Front Yard

This Wednesday at my home will truly be an Outdoor Wednesday. The sun will be shining and I don't have to go anywhere. My yard is calling my name. Here in South West British Columbia we are 3-4 weeks behind with the weather. The sun has been shining but it isn't that warm yet. We can't set out bedding plants for a couple more weeks at least.

This bed is beside my front porch and is a dry, full sun area. I struggle with the plants there but every year it gets better. There is a lavender and muscari right at the edge which would be along my driveway. The dry tuft above that is a Gaura which becomes quite large and sprawls out over the edge and into walkway. There is a Calla lily, some Lucifer montbretia which will grow 6 feet tall and are bright red. Just a hummingbird magnet. The Autumn Joy sedums love the dry heat and the perrenial sweet pea, although not fragrant is a real trooper and will climb and sprawl over everything. Add in a clematis or two, some ajuga, and a couple of things I don't know the name of and the birdhouse below should feel right at home.
Please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see the rest of the Outdoor Wednesday posts.

10 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Not to worry. Blooms are coming.

Libby Murphy said...

What are those little purple flowers in your photo? I had them gowing in my flower beds this spring. Things in TN are really green and blooming or getting ready to! Our knock out rose bushes are covered with literally hundreds upon hundreds of blooms.
Happy Twirls

Cass @ That Old House said...

It looks like your bed is coming along beautifully -- and that cute bird house is going to fit right in!
Love the muscari -- and lavender is always a "good thing!"
Cass

Mary said...

I love the birdhouse and if my old eyes haven't failed me I think I see lupine in yoour flower beds.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Lovely! I love the lavender. One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Lori E said...

Libby: The little flowers are Muscari or Grape Hyacinths.
Mary: There was a lupine there at one time but I don't think it is still there. I will have to take a better look. The purplish ones in the center-right are Ajuga.
Christi & Cass: I lost a bunch of my lavender plants this winter. I am so ticked off. Well that is gardening for you.

the wild raspberry said...

grape hyacinths will always be one of my all time favorites....great memories of them growing in the yard as a child...
have a wonderful day.

lindalee said...

You and I seem to purchase the same plants! My lavender didn't make it back this year. It is one I will have to replace. The area in the photo is lovely. Your green thumb is showing...lol

Lori E said...

I grow so many things in my garden. No real plans just buy what I like and find it a home. I always say you have to be tough to live in my yard.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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